MINSK, 17 November (BelTA) – The stronger attention international observers pay to the parliamentary elections can be attributed to the fact that Belarus now plays a more prominent role in world politics, BelTA learned from the political analyst Aleksandr Shpakovsky.
The expert said: “Why have so many observers come to the country? Why is interest in Belarus on the rise? Because our country now plays a more prominent role. We have the same election system, the same values. We haven't changed the Constitution. The rest of the world now views us differently. Belarus remains an island of stability. Besides, the country puts forward rather interesting initiatives for a dialogue between the East and the West.”
In his words, the presence of observers sent by the Shanghai Cooperation Organization can also be explained. “We maintain comprehensive strategic partnership with China – one of the highest levels of partnership in the diplomatic hierarchy of the People's Republic of China. The attention we receive is understandable, including attention paid to our political campaigns,” the political analyst noted.